Fagopyrum esculentum. Annual. 24".
A very fast growing cover crop that is ready in 5 to 6 weeks. Mow or cultivate into soil before seed heads form. This fast growing broad leaved plant virtually smothers all weeds including thistle while providing a habitat for beneficial insects. Buckwheat increases phosphorous availability to subsequent crops. This cover crop does not withstand frost making it a good summer cover crop. 1 pound sows 500 sq. ft.